Beachcombing magazine is of, by, and for beachcombers. We are proud to be able to share stories and images from beachcombers around the world in the pages of the magazine. Beachcombing is the winner of numerous awards thanks to the contributions of our global beachcombing community who share their stories of the beach and their beach finds through their articles and photos. Learn more about these talented beachcombers, mudlarks, artists, experts, and collectors below. Learn about submitting to the magazine.

Kirsti Scott

Kirsti Scott 🇺🇸

Kirsti Scott is the Editor and Publisher of Beachcombing magazine and the owner of Etched by the Sea. She is on the board of the International Sea Glass Association, founder of Beachcombing Club and the Virtual Beachcombing Festival, and a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club.

Kirsti is an artist, designer, writer, and lifelong beachcomber. She collected sea glass and seashells on the beaches of Delaware and Sanibel as a child, spent teenage summers beachcombing on Nantucket, and now beachcombs wherever she travels — from the West Coast to the Great Lakes to the East Coast to Europe. Her beach destination bucket list includes trips to hunt for fossils in England, seashell collecting in Japan, and trips to hunt for beach glass in Japan, Australia, Russia, and Europe.

Kirsti lives in California on Monterey Bay with her husband, Matt, a couple of cats, and occasionally their three grown children. She is the founder and Creative Director of Scott Design Inc and a founder and co-organizer of TEDxSantaCruz. A graphic designer and communicator for over 30 years, Kirsti has degrees in Economics from Stanford University and Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

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Contributors

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Aura Aberback-Fruitman 🇨🇦

Aura lives 40 minutes from her favorite Lake Ontario beach. She loves the sport/hobby of lake glass finding and sharing her passion with others. She appreciates the opportunity to write creatively on what she loves to do. You can find her on Instagram @aur5aa. Articles ›


Penni Albarran

Penni Albarran 🇺🇸

Penni Albarran lives with her husband, Juan, in Thousand Oaks, California. Piecing and designing quilts has been her hobby for over 25 years, and she teaches at Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company. Penni’s favorite beach is Moonstone Beach in Cambria, where she can sit on the beach and just “breathe” or look for moonstones and other treasures. Articles ›


stephanie anthony campobello

Stephanie Anthony 🇨🇦

Born and raised on tiny Campobello Island on the Maine/New Brunswick border. Stephanie is a lifelong beachcomber and one of the founders of the Campobello Sea Glass Festival. She works at the local library and is a member of the Campobello Fogfest team, which provides a free, five-day festival every summer with music, art, history, and cultural events. She has a teenaged son and like many generations of her family, Stephanie loves her life on Campobello Island, a fishing and tourism community where everybody knows your name and there are beaches around every corner. Articles ›


Jim Allen

James Allen 🇬🇷

After Jim Allen, a retired New York optician and history professor, suffered a minor stroke and persistent atrial fibrillation, he and his wife retired to her family’s summer home in Rhodes, Greece. Exercise, a Mediterranean lifestyle and diet, and a successful heart procedure have turned his health around 180 degrees, and beachcombing is an integral part of his life. Turning little pieces of glass at his feet into something people enjoy wearing has given him a creative outlet he’d never known. Find him on Instagram @AegeanSeaGlassDesign and his shop at AegeanSeaGlassDesign.etsy.com. Articles ›


Judith Altruda

Judith Altruda 🇺🇸

Judith Altruda is a metalsmith who creates jewelry in Tokeland, Washington. Her pieces include materials such as ancient coins and Victorian era sea glass, whose stories inspire her designs. She is influenced by travel, nature, and the human experience. Read more at judithatrudajewelry.com. Articles ›


Lynn Armstrong

Lynn Armstrong 🇬🇧

Lynn lives on the North East coast of England. She was hooked on beachcombing after finding her first multi on Seaham Beach. She beachcombs with her partner, Ian, on Shippersea Bay, home of the most amazing and unusual pieces of slag sea glass in the world. See more on Facebook @Gorgeousglassfromthesea. Articles ›


Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson 🇺🇸

Jessica is the artist and silversmith behind Low Tide Landing. An avid beachcomber and freediving enthusiast, Jessica shares her passion for the ocean through jewelry, photography, and words. When she’s not homeschooling or working at her bench, you can find her enjoying her local Southern California beaches. Articles ›


Cecilia Auth 🇺🇸

Cecilia has always loved the ocean and marine life, but after her first of many visits to Sanibel Island, Florida, she found her passion for seashells and from that point forward she became a “beachcomber for life.” Articles ›


Veronica Bagnato

Veronica Bagnato 🇺🇸

When she’s not working as a travel agent in Galveston’s historic district, you can find Veronica on the beach with her boyfriend and her two Dobermans, making jewelry with her finds, or sharing her love of local artists, sea glass, and Galveston Island on Instagram @TexasBeachCombing. Articles ›


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Lane Baguss 🇺🇸

Lane began collecting Lake Superior agates as a young kid along the shorelines of the Mississippi River in Anoka, Minnesota. Lane earned degrees in Aquatic Biology and Earth Sciences at University of Wisconsin–Superior. Living next to Lake Superior, he learned about the local geology of Minnesota and Wisconsin, in particular the Lake Superior agates. Look for information about the Minnesota state gemstone, Lane’s collection, photography, videos, and artwork at @LSAgates on Facebook and Instagram. Articles ›


Mary Bailey

Mary Bailey 🇺🇸

Though she resides in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, writer and editor Mary Bailey is a beach girl at heart. She spent much of her early career working for travel and lifestyle magazines in Washington, D.C., Nashville, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Currently, she uses her ghost-writing talents for a ministry website based in California. Though she’s traveled extensively, she still claims Amelia Island as her favorite place on Earth, and she retreats there with her husband and young adult kids as often as possible. Articles ›


amanda baker

Amanda Baker 🇺🇸

Amanda and her family moved from Ohio to Florida seven years ago. She loves spending her free time taking shelling trips with her three kids, Dominic, Olivia, and Nicholas, teaching them to look for empty seashells, clean up the beaches, take care of our environment, and appreciate where they live. They have all won awards in shell shows with the shells they have found. Find her on Facebook and Instagram @shellingmomma. Articles ›


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Kristin Batista 🇺🇸

Kristin is a lifelong beachcomber, travel enthusiast, and a co-founder of Seaglass & Serenity. Both professionally and personally, Kristin enjoys being able to give others the opportunity to share her sea glassing, mindfulness, and passion for travel in order to bring health, balance, and calm to their own lives. Find Kristin on Instagram @seaglassandserenity and her website at @seaglassandserenity. Articles ›


Angie Battig

Angie Battig 🇺🇸

Originally from Ohio, Angie moved to Puerto Rico over seven years ago and fell in love with the vibrant culture and warm tropical breezes and the beaches perfect for beachcombing. Angie enjoys the sea glass hunt and the great friendships formed from it. She sells some of her finds and loves sharing information about San Juan and the beaches. Find her on Instagram and Facebook @PRSeaglassCo. Articles ›


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Danielle Bauer 🇺🇸

Danielle grew up on the shores of Lake Huron in Lakeport, Michigan. She loves beachcombing, especially for beach glass, with her four-legged pal, Tasha. She loves getting to experience all four seasons living in Michigan, but summer is her favorite and she loves spending her summers in Lexington on the beach. Find her on Instagram @michigan.sass_glass.


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Ethan Beckler 🇺🇸

After living in Bandon as a child, Ethan’s family moved to the Midwest, but Bandon has always had a fond place in his heart. Ethan works as an accountant at a field tile manufacturing plant and lives in Illinois with his wife, Laura, and their teenage daughter and 8-year-old son. Find Ethan on Instagram @1of1images and on Facebook @1of1sandimages. Articles ›


Amy Bentley

Amy Bentley 🇺🇸

Between growing up in Southern California, vacationing annually in Hawaii, and beachcombing regularly in Southwest Florida, where she moved in 2019, Amy Bentley has spent much of her life on the sand or in the sea. Amy is an award-winning shell artisan and a professional journalist with a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. Amy is a Board Member of the Sarasota Shell Club and enjoys shelling, ocean swimming, yoga, and bird watching. Articles ›


Mary Beth Beuke

Mary Beth Beuke 🇺🇸

Mary Beth Beuke is a Pacific Northwest US native. She’s traversed the Pacific Coast for a lifetime and has collected from around the globe and studied sea glass for decades. While president of the North American Sea Glass Association (2005-2010) she focused her energies on sea glass education and shoreline ecology. Her elaborate, worldwide collection has been featured on HGTV, The Travel Channel, National Geographic, Smithsonian and more. MB is a sought after speaker and she’s the author of The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass. She exhibits the West Coast Sea Glass collection and photography at lectures, museums and beachcombing events. An award winning small business owner, Mary Beth lives and uses her beach glass in fine art jewelry which she makes from one of her two studios along Washington State’s Salish Sea. MB has three children and she enjoys kayaking and art photography. Articles ›


Cindy Bilbao

Cindy Bilbao 🇺🇸

Watery places are Cindy’s inspiration and are the subjects of much of her work. Over the years her creativity has surfaced in many ways: as a photographer, as N author, and as an artist. Cindy is the author of sea glass and seashell books, writes Beach Reads for Beachcombing magazine and has a website CindyJoyStudio.com for her coastal artwork, books and other coastal gift items. Cindy has lived in various regions of the Northeast before moving to the Southeastern Pennsylvania area, which has allowed her to regularly visit and become inspired by many beaches along the Atlantic Coast. Please visit her website to view her work. Articles ›


kenneth blaine sea glass mosaic

Kenneth Blaine 🇺🇸

Kenneth Blaine is a beachcomber, film tax consultant, and musician. Upon moving to Puerto Rico, Kenneth discovered the abundance of sea glass and wanted to incorporate it into his art. He trained under one of Puerto Rico’s top mosaic artists and now creates stunning sea glass mosaics. Find him on Instagram at @kenneth.blaine.studio. Articles ›


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Sharon Boon 🇬🇧

Sharon lives in the seaside town of Weymouth in Southern England. She was born in Australia, and though she left at a young age, she has always lived by the sea. She usually beachcombs alongside her husband, who loves fossil hunting, while she looks for a bit of everything. Find her on Instagram @jurassicseafinds. Articles ›


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Sarah Boucher 🇺🇸

Sarah Boucher is the owner of Studio 13 North. Originally from Massachusetts and working as an applied behavior therapist, her husband’s job as a submariner in the U.S. Navy brought her to Guam with their three children. Sarah now makes sea glass jewelry, art, and crafts using sea glass and wood. Find Sarah on Instagram @studio_13_north, on Facebook @Studio13N and visit her online shop at studio13north.etsy.com. Articles ›


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Ginger Bowman 🇺🇸

A California girl who moved back from Texas after years of raising her three sons. After retiring last year, Ginger and her husband moved back to Santa Cruz, California, to be close to her parents. Now she has time to enjoy the ocean and create art. Articles ›


Kristina Braga

Kristina Braga 🇺🇸

Kristina Braga is a retired attorney living in Long Valley, New Jersey, with her husband, son and daughter, and two boxer rescues. She and her husband spend time at their Jersey Shore home, enjoying long walks on the beach and, of course, collecting sea glass and pottery. She also enjoys oil painting, photography, and antiquing. Find her on Instagram @jerseyshorebeachcomber. Articles ›


Michele Brouder

Michele Brouder 🇺🇸

Michele Brouder, originally from the Buffalo, New York area, now makes her home in Ireland with her husband, two boys, and a dog named Rover. She is the author of the Happy Holiday series and the Soul Saver series. She is also a contributor to the anthology, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Miracle of Love. Articles ›


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Gail Browne and Amy Heller 🇺🇸

Gail grew up in Ohio in a family of artists. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and has a degree in graphic design. Since 1970 she has called Provincetown, Massachusetts, her home, where she paints and beachcombs. Amy Heller spent summers as a child combing the beaches of Provincetown with her mother. She has degrees in art and photography from Hampshire College and George Washington University. She worked previously at the Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery of Art, US News & World Report, Microsoft, and the Newseum. She lives year-round on Cape Cod with her husband. Articles ›


ondrea brussee

Ondrea Brussee 🇺🇸

Freshwater activist Ondrea Brussee tours the North American coasts pursuing her passion for beach glass, community, and shoreline history. She is specifically interested in the Great Lakes surrounding her home state of Michigan. When not in discovery mode, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her goldendoodle, Barley. Find Ondrea on Instagram @0ndrea. Articles ›


Linzi Buckmaster

Linzi Buckmaster 🇬🇧

Linzi is the magpie in MagPie In The Sky Designer jewelry. She is a jewelry designer, trained silversmith, published author, keen photographer, and freelance writer. A beachcomber since childhood, Linzi loves to use natural elements in her designs. She lives in Cumbria in the UK with her husband Jools, daughter Rhi, and a menagerie of cats and dogs. Find her online @magpieinthesky and magpieinthesky.co.uk. Articles ›


Clint Buffington

Clint Buffington 🇺🇸

Clint Buffington is a songwriter and musician who finds messages in bottles (MIBs) and writes about them. Clint is the subject of the award-winning documentary, The Tides That Bind: A Message in a Bottle Story, and he runs the Message in a Bottle Hunter website, which features MIB history, true stories, myths, and hoaxes. Clint lives in Utah with his wife and bottle-hunting partner Kate and two kids. Articles ›


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Helen Butcher 🇬🇧

Helen lives with her two children and cat, Mittens, in North Cornwall, England, where she works in a local school as a teaching assistant. She collects sea glass, shells, sea beans, driftwood, buoys and other interesting things that wash ashore in the winter storms. Some finds she uses in art and craft projects and others decorate her home, garden, and beach hut. Articles ›


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Adele Cammarata 🇮🇹

Adele is a primary school teacher and writer who lives in Palermo, Italy. She enjoys trekking and walking along the sea, and she recently rediscovered the pleasure of beachcombing. She mostly uses her findings to compose flatlay works. Adele loves photography, music, and experimental art. Find Adele on Instagram @adelepa. Articles ›


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Peggy Campbell-Rush 🇺🇸

Peggy Campbell-Rush is an international Education expert and Educational Consultant who has sailed around the world twice studying global education on the Semester at Sea Program. Peggy is currently a U.S. Fulbright Education Specialist. Education is her vocation and hunting for sea glass is her avocation. Articles ›


Meg Carter

Meg Carter 🇺🇸

Meg is a jewelry designer and creator of the Carter Sea Glass Color and Rarity Guide. Meg lives in Virginia with her husband, Jon, and their two daughters. Articles ›


JJ Caldwell

JJ Caldwell 🇺🇸

JJ grew up in the oceans of Micronesia and Hawai’i. She started surfing when she was 14, and met her husband Pat, during a surf session. She grew up collecting sea shells and started free-diving to collect sea glass four years ago on the island of O’ahu, where she worked as an interior designer for many years. Recently retiring from it, she now works full time as a silversmith, owner of KaiPua Designs. Articles ›


suzy casement

Suzy Casement 🇦🇺

Suzy first started as a beachcomber for shells but quickly fell in love with sea glass and its history. Though she has always helped to clean beaches, now she finds sea glass treasures as an added bonus. Find her on Instagram @be.the.change.you.want.to.sea. Articles ›


Kass Cazier 🇺🇸

When she’s not beachcombing, Kass works at the Archaeological Research Facility at University of California, Berkeley, she’s learning to golf, and she enjoys traveling all over the world, especially the Hawaiian Islands. She loves hummingbirds, her cat and animals of all kinds, estate sales, collecting vintage cookie jars, baking, and the San Francisco Giants. Articles ›


Johnny Chien

Johnny Chien 🇺🇸

Johnny Chien is a photographer living in Santa Cruz County. When he’s not taking pictures, he’s working in Information Technology. He enjoys taking photos of landscapes in Northern California. If there’s a good sunset, he can be found at Seacliff State Beach, taking pictures of the SS Palo Alto. Find him on Instagram @johnnychien.photo. Articles ›


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Kim Christian 🇦🇺

Kim is a beachcomber and jewelry maker from Beaconsfield, Western Australia. Kim has been collecting anything and everything on the beach since she was very young, and she now crafts beautiful pieces of jewelry from her treasures as Rumma Design. Kim works as a coordinator for a refugee orientation program. Articles ›


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Lori Christofferson 🇺🇸

Lori’s love of the ocean and sea glassing began when she was nine years old when she went on a family vacation to Cocoa Beach, Florida. She still has the shells and sea glass she collected then. She’s been a sea glasser ever since! When her last child went to college, sea glassing helped her navigate the waters of having an empty nest. Sea glassing became her passion and her life and she has traveled to Hawaii, England, Scotland, and Mexico to sea glass. Articles ›


anna roche clark

Anna Roche Clark 🇺🇸

Anna is an artist who lives by Chicago’s lakefront and Cape Cod’s seashore, collecting beach treasures. She has traveled to beaches in more than a dozen countries and the U.S. She loves meeting fellow combers, hearing about their journeys, and learning more about other coastal communities. Find her on Instagram @beachwanderarts. Articles ›


Andi Clarke 🇺🇸

Andi Clarke is an avid beachcomber, silversmith and jewelry artist living in the Olympia area of Washington state with her family. Her nature-inspired sterling silver jewelry designs are formed with artist-found sea glass or floral-patterned upcycled china. She also has a nature jewelry range of fine silver leaf, flower, and shell jewelry. Andi was also given broken pieces of rare Ming china from a shipwreck which she makes into collectible pieces of jewelry. You can find her online store at andiclarkejewelry.com or on both Instagram and Facebook as @andiclarkejewelry.. Articles ›


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Simon Clarke 🇬🇧

Simon worked for many years as an artist and designer until he became interested in education. He is a qualified teacher, has a passion for learning, and loves getting out of the office to work on the Thames foreshore. He lives with his family in a houseboat on the Thames. thames-explorer.org.uk


Kate Clover and Leo Kenney sand collectors

Kate Clover and Leo Kenney 🇺🇸

Kate Clover is a sand collector, geo-science educator, writer, and life-long learner. She grew up on the white “sugar” sand beaches of Lake Michigan and has been collecting since. Seeing sands under the microscope opened her eyes to the beauty and diversity of sands. Seeing is the beginning to understanding.

Leo Kenney is a retired biology educator and scientific photographer. He began photographing sand as a winter alternative to seasonal macro photography of vernal pool organisms. His sand photographs are in textbooks and on the Splendid Sands calendar and website. He continues to promote the study and protection of vernal pools. Articles ›

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Amanda Collett 🇺🇸

Amanda is a collector of seashells from around the world. She is a seashell artist, and has many award-winning art pieces. Beachcombing is her favorite hobby. She strives to help people understand that shelling is fun and relaxing and that it doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram@amandas_oceantreasure. Articles ›


Lou Collings

Louise Collings 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Louise lives on the West Coast of Scotland. Her love of the sea and beachcombing is shared with her family. The beach is her happy place and provides precious family time, relaxation, and mindful moments. Her sea glass finds and beach treasures can be found on Instagram @seaglass___. Articles ›


Linda Cosio beachcomber from california

Linda Cosio 🇺🇸

An analyst with a degree in sociology, Linda enjoys exploring outdoors and looking for unique photo opportunities for relaxation. Her favorite vacation spots with her family include Whistler, Yosemite, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Carlsbad, San Diego, and Kauai. She dreams of visiting Fort Bragg, the Oregon Coast, and Italy sometime soon. Articles ›


Christine Crawford 🇺🇸

Boating and sailing on Ohio’s Lake Erie waters since she was five years old, Christine Crawford and her husband Randy now live the Lake Life full time. When not sailing or beachcombing, you can find Christine tying knots for their business, Beagle Bay Knot Works, or snapping photos of the lake birds and lighthouses. Find her on Instagram @beaglebayknots. Articles ›


Denice Cummings

Denice Cummings 🇺🇸

Denice Cummings is a retired Registered Nurse, who now spends her time enjoying her passion: the love of the outdoors and the ocean. She is an avid sea glass hunter, artist, and jewelry designer. Sharing her love of beach treasures, Denice leads groups to Puerto Rico to find choice pieces of sea glass. Find her on Facebook @All Things Coastal: Sea Glassing in Puerto Rico. Articles ›


Richard Daggett author

Richard Daggett 🇺🇸

Richard is an author, former combat photojournalist during the Vietnam War, longtime resident of Hawaii, and an avid sea glass collector and jewelry maker. He loves the Pacific Ocean and the lovely beaches of the Hawaiian Islands. Articles ›


Rasmus Dahl 🇩🇰

Rasmus lives in Thisted, Denmark, a small town near the Limfjord. When not hunting for urchin fossils, he enjoys being an elementary school teacher, husband, and father of three kids. Find Rasmus online at @nice_little_urchins. Articles ›


Fiona Dart

Fiona Dart 🇦🇺

Fiona is a retired Lending and Insurance specialist who was born and has lived all her life in Tasmania, an isolated state off Australia’s south coast. She is lucky enough to spend her days beachcombing, gardening, traveling, and caravanning. Her mission for finding sea treasures is her daily obsession. Find her on Instagram @fifi_by_the_sea. Articles ›


Eric Davis

Eric Davis 🇺🇸

An avid explorer and photographer, you can find Eric hunting and gathering agates and other collectibles from the Coast Range Mountains to the Oregon Coast, or monitoring the mile-long stretch of Oregon Coast his family “adopted” through Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition. When Eric isn’t out seeking adventures on the coast, he works as a hospital Pharmacy Technician. Find Eric on YouTube and Instagram @oregoncoastagates. Articles ›


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Ky Davis 🇺🇸

Ky is a treasure hunter circumnavigating the world on his sailboat, The Emerald of Pleiades, with his Yorkshire Terrier, LC, in search of the world’s greatest unknown sea glass beaches. He has spent time as a firefighter, combat medic, explorer, adventurer, survivalist, farmer, and ship captain. Find Ky on Instagram @suns_out_tonguesout, on Facebook at @SunsOutTonguesOut, on YouTube at The Bored Pirate, and on his website at kypirate.com. Articles ›


Suzanne Davis 🇺🇸

Suzanne lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband of 33 years, Carl, and their ChowChow, Boo. She plans to retire in two years to the Colorado Rockies where she’ll start a hiking/rockhound club for seniors, explore the great outdoors, and cheer on her husband at mountain bike races. Articles ›


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Laura Deering 🇺🇸

Since she was a little girl, Laura has loved looking for rocks, shells, and artifacts. That passion for discovering natural treasures and learning about the local history goes with her, no matter where the adventure resides. Batman, the family dog, enjoys exploring, too! Articles ›


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Jennifer DePlatchett 🇺🇸

Jennifer enjoys exploring the shores of Lake Erie, whether it’s by foot or kayak, searching for treasures. Being on or near the water is her therapy and the best way to destress after a busy work day. One day she hopes to travel to far away shores to explore. Articles ›


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Albert Flynn DeSilver 🇺🇸

American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. Albert is the founder of Writing as a Path to Awakening, which involves an inter-connected approach to creativity and writing—helping participants reignite the joy, fun, spontaneity, and wisdom in the practice and process of writing. Articles ›


Dario DiMare 🇺🇸

Dario started collecting insulators in at age 10 while digging for bottles in Ashtabula, Ohio. Research on his first find of an insulator with an 1865 date started his insulator passion. He is a member of the National Insulator Association and currently maintains the CD number system for identifying insulators. Dario is founder and president of Dario Designs, an international architectural and operational consulting firm. Articles ›


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Harriett Downes-Slaughter 🇺🇸

As a beachcomber since childhood and a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Harriet has spent many hours on beautiful beaches in Maryland, Delaware, and also in Florida. When she’s not proofreading for a local magazine, looking for shells, sea beans, and sea glass are her favorite pastimes. Displaying her treasures and turning her interesting finds into art makes her happy. Articles ›


Christine Doyle

Christine Doyle 🇺🇸

Christine Doyle lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two kids. She works as a marketing coordinator as well as having a blog and is a contributing writer for the Bellingham Bulletin. In her spare time, she can be found beachcombing on a beautiful beach.


Rachel Dube

Rachel Dube 🇺🇸

Rachel was born and raised in Maine and still resides in the same town. She is a Resource Manager and has a passion for nature, loves the ocean, and enjoys traveling to tropical places. She never misses a moment to capture the beauty of nature. Articles ›


Jane Eastman 🇬🇧

Jane’s love of treasure hunting began as a child finding old bottles and fossils along the field edges of the Hampshire countryside where she grew up. After graduating in Fine Art, she has worked in various analytical and creative roles and her latest goal in life is to find a complete seventeenth century onion bottle in a river. Find her on Instagram @myordinarytreasure. Articles ›


Lorraine Eaton

Lorraine Eaton 🇺🇸

Lorraine Eaton has been a staff writer at The Virginian-Pilot newspaper for 30 years, a career she started in the Nags Head, NC bureau. She is the author of Tidewater Table, a local bestselling cookbook, and co-author of the Food Lover’s Guide to Virginia. Her work has won local, state and national awards and she has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her work is included in three anthologies, including Best Food Writing 2012, an annual compilation of the best American essays and stories on the topic. Articles ›


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Martha Egelston 🇺🇸

Martha was born in Missouri, has lived in Arizona and Ohio, and currently resides in Minnesota. Blessed with a natural artistic ability, creating anything with her hands comes easy for her. She loves to oil paint and with many other interests, she always keeps busy.


Asli Ersahin 🇹🇷

Asli is a wife and mother, living in Istanbul. She studied History at Bosphorus University and for the past 10 years has worked as a Human Resources Manager. Her daughter, Alisa, is her pride and joy. She and her family love beachcombing and doing beach cleanups along the shores of the Sea of Marmara. Find her online at @luvlyalisa. Articles ›


Denise Fashaw

Denise Fashaw 🇺🇸

Denise Fashaw, aka “Queen of Chaney,” is the owner of Chaney Chicks & Island Gifts on St. Croix, USVI. Originally from California, she now resides with her husband and her four pet rescues. When she is not busy custom wrapping beach treasures, you will find her in her “warehouse” snorkeling for sea glass and Chaney. Articles ›


claire ferguson

Claire Ferguson 🇺🇸

Claire grew up steps from the beach in Santa Cruz, California. She has a degree in Art & Design from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, and is currently studying geographic information systems and cartography. You can find her at the beach with her two-year-old dachshund mix, Cooper. Articles ›


Ann Fisk

Ann Fisk 🇺🇸

Ann Fisk moved from her home state of Michigan for the warmer climate of Melbourne Beach, Florida, in 2005. Ann is the co-founder of the Ocean Treasures and Sea Glass Festival, a founding member of Florida’s East Coast Sea Glass Club, and loves collecting sea glass with her husband, Perry, on many of her travels from Alaska to the Southern Caribbean. When she’s not sharing her passion for sea glass through her presentations to beachcombing collectors and clubs, she enjoys tennis and daily beach walks. Articles ›


Phyllis Ford

Phyllis Ford 🇺🇸

Phyllis has been a beachcomber since she could barely walk. She collects sea glass, shells, and wishing rocks on the coast of Maine with her two children. When she’s not on the beach, she helps companies create optimized online experiences through better UX design. Find her on Instagram @seacliff_design. Articles ›


Jean Forman

Jean Forman 🇺🇸

Jean is a retired school psychologist who is fortunate to combine newfound passions for beachcombing for sea glass and creating artistic jewelry along with her lifelong love of travel. She feels lucky to have found these passions and skills, so named her business Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry. You can find Jean’s jewelry in her shop at LuckySeaGlassJewelry.etsy.com. Articles ›


Marylou Forrest 🇺🇸

Marylou is a sea glass jeweler from Santa Cruz, California. Her Aloha Sea Glass jewelry is inspired by all of the friends that she has met through her sea glass adventures. She creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces with sea glass from around the world. Find Marylou on Instagram and Facebook @alohaseaglass. Articles ›


Rochelle Frankson

Rochelle Frankson 🇺🇸

When she’s not collecting dominos on the beach, Rochelle is a dog mom to her family’s six dogs (Zeus, Vagabond, Jet, Kelly, Scooby, and Lucky) and manages special projects for manufacturing and chemical companies. She loves combing her local Jamaican beaches with her mom and dogs. Follow Rochelle on Instagram at @_frankipani. Articles ›


jo fry beachcomber artist

Jo Fry 🇺🇸

Jo can be found on the beaches of her hometown of Half Moon Bay, California. She is a sea glass artist and owner of Fierce Siren Studios, the bottle curator for the Half Moon Bay History Association, and author of articles on artifacts and glass. Follow her on Instagram @the_fierce_siren. Articles ›


the gale family

Bob, Pam, and Ashby Gale 🇺🇸

The Gales have over 34 years of experience and research in Atlantic and Gulf coastal plain fossils. Bob is an ecologist with non-profit organization MountainTrue. Pam is an artist/illustrator at Majik Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. Ashby is a paleontologist and owner of Charleston Fossil Adventures in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn more at fossilsabg.org. Articles ›


Paul Gammy Garbutt

Paul Garbutt 🇬🇧

Paul Garbutt, AKA Paul Gammy, lives in the north east of England and sea glass hunts in his spare time. His passion for the beach started in childhood with fossil collecting. He now hunts for elusive dragon glass in Shippersea Bay. See his latest finds on Instagram @seaglassgamster.


muriel gaultier french beachcomber

Muriel Gaultier 🇫🇷

French journalist and biographer Muriel works in the field of European and international news. As soon as she reaches the ocean and her feet hit the sand, she forgets everything! Since she was little, she has been collecting frosted glass, and she likes to share the stories, imaginary or not, that surround these little colored pieces. Articles ›


meagan mittens portugal beachcomber

Meagan Gittins 🇵🇹

Originally from Idaho, Meagan has lived in Portugal for the past four years with her husband, Micah, and Labrador, Hunter. She discovered her passion for beachcombing after moving to Portugal and started her artistic jewelry and home décor business soon after. Learn more at silvercoastdesigns.com and find her on Instagram and Facebook @silvercoastdesigns. Articles ›


kimberly griffin beachcomber

Dr. Kimberly Griffin 🇺🇸

Kimberly is a primary care physician, wife, and mother in coastal Virginia. She enjoys collecting sea glass and beachcombing along the shores of Eastern Virginia and the Outer Banks, North Carolina. As an avid photographer, she loves capturing the beauty found in nature. Find Kimberly on Instagram @drkimberlygriffin. Articles ›


Rebecca Hadley

Rebecca Hadley 🇺🇸

Rebecca moved to Galveston, Texas, five years ago, where she lives in a drafty beach cottage and works for an insurance company. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring and photographing the beaches and bays that make the island such a special part of the Texas coastline. See her photos on Instagram @rebeccahadley. Articles ›


Teri Hall 🇨🇦

Teri is a jeweler, an artist, an author 
(A Sea Glass Journey: Ebb & Flow), and a yoga and meditation teacher. She resides with her family in Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she operates her business Fire & Water Creations. Learn more at www.peiseaglass.com. Articles ›


Amanda Harrison

Amanda Harrison 🇺🇸

Amanda Harrison is a lifelong Alaskan who enjoys all aspects of being outdoors. Over the last few years, she has fallen in love with beachcombing and bottle digging near her family’s cabin in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. When not exploring the shores, Amanda, her husband, and three kids can be found fishing on their boat, The Black Current, hiking, or traveling for hockey. Articles ›


Ella Hawkins 🇬🇧

Ella is a design historian, author, and artist in Birmingham, England, with an interest in Shakespeare, costume design, dress history, and musical theatre. Her book, Shakespeare in Elizabethan Costume, is available on bloomsbury.com. Learn more at ellahawkins.com. Articles ›


Kay Heizman interior designer

Kay Heizman 🇺🇸

An interior designer for over 25 years, and native Californian, Kay considers herself to be blessed to spend her entire life working and living just steps from the coastline. The beach is her happy place and the ocean is her spiritual refuge. She hopes this joy is reflected in her projects. Learn more at kayheizmandesign.com and find Kay on Instagram @kayheizman and on Facebook @kay.heizman. Articles ›


John Herreira 🇺🇸

John Herreria grew up on the island of Guam. A U.S. Navy veteran for 23 years, he retired from the Navy in 2007, worked for the Department of Defense, and then fully retired in 2018. He enjoys beachcombing as his primary hobby and is a photographer who loves to take pictures of lighthouses around the world. He started painting glass floats as his latest project. John and his wife, Joyce, lived in Japan for over 11 years, and they have called Las Vegas, Nevada, their home since 2005. They enjoy traveling around the world. Articles ›


brittanie hervas shark frenzy

Brittanie Hervas 🇺🇸

Brittanie is a fossil tour guide and manager at Shark Frenzy, a beachcombing and fossil store in Venice, Florida. Before moving to Florida, she lived in Illinois, where she would collect beach glass on the shores of Lake Michigan. She loves collecting shells, fossils, and shark teeth. 
Find her online @frenzybrit. Articles ›


beach nature photographer

Jordan Hill 🇺🇸

Jordan Hill is a beachcomber and self-taught photographer from Guntown, Mississippi. A traveler and adventurer, Jordan discovered his passion for photography a few years ago while vacationing with his wife and two daughters. His award-winning landscape and wildlife photography captures the sublime beauty of coastal life across the country. Articles ›


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Christeena Hockin-Minopetros 🇺🇸

After an award-winning floral-designing career, Christeena moved from her home state of New Jersey to the Greek Islands in search of inspiration and creativity. It was during this time that she started finding an exorbitant amount of sea glass. Using her design skills, it led to a career as a sea glass artisan. Within a year, Sea Glass Jewels and Company was founded, and 20 years later, Christeena’s sea glass career has blossomed into a full-time business. In addition to her website and a few choice shows during the year, Christeena’s work can be found throughout the Florida Keys and in the Delmarva Peninsula where she and her husband reside. Find her online at Seaglassjewels.com. Articles ›


Tarah Nicole Hoffmann 🇺🇸

Tarah grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois and thrives on any chance to turn an ordeal into an adventure or find a trail to explore. She loves capturing moments in time with photos, including food styling and photography. Through Transformed by Lake Michigan, she strives to showcase the transformation that Mother Nature demonstrates. Find her onilne @TransformedbyLakeMichigan. Articles ›


holly l'hommedieu sea glass jeweler

Holly L'Hommedieu 🇺🇸

Holly L’Hommedieu is the artist/owner of HL Sea & Beach Glass Jewelry. She works with a variety of media, local sea glass, and sea glass from all over the world. Holly has been a lifelong sea glass collector, taking advantage of living on the East End of Long Island, New York. Formerly a registered nurse, Holly finds inspiration making cancer awareness jewelry for cancer survivors and their families to give them a sense of comfort during the most difficult time of their lives. Articles ›


Rosie Iles Jonas

Rosie Iles-Jonas 🇬🇧

Rosie is an international yoga teacher and trainer based in Brighton, U.K. She has a Masters in yoga and meditation and uses her lifetime of practice and study to bring the benefits to every mind, body, and soul. Learn more at DoYourOMThing.co.uk. Articles ›


astrid jaekel scottish artist

Astrid Jaekel 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Astrid is an artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Within her work she explores anything from the tiniest design to huge public installations. In 2019, she won an AOI World Illustration Award for her project “If These Walls Could Talk,” which involved wallpapering a small Scottish town. Learn more at astridjaekel.com. Articles ›


Mary Jefferson 🇨🇦

Mary Jefferson works in a range of mixed media including woodworking, metal, and resin. Mary got her creative start in sign painting in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg Nova Scotia, Canada. She currently lives and works in West Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, where she likes to teach women’s workshops in woodworking and mixed material. Mary works out of a home studio that overlooks the Atlantic ocean, which is a huge source of inspiration for her. In her free time she loves converting vans and is an avid VW lover. Articles ›


Kimberly Jennings

Kimberly Jennings 🇺🇸

Kim grew up on Long Island, where she still resides with her husband, two almost-grown sons, and three cats. A middle school English teacher for the past 25 years, she recently shifted into an admissions role at her school. Combing the shores of the Long Island Sound or the Atlantic Ocean is Kim’s favorite pastime. Writing about her adventures as well as crafting with her finds are adjunct hobbies. Kim is also an avid needlepointer who—no surprise—is partial to seascapes. Besides being with her family, she is happiest at the beach. Articles ›


Rodie Kaiser

Rodie Kaiser 🇺🇸

Having lived throughout the United States, Rodie always finds her way to Florida and New England, scouting for rare and unique mollusks. She has taught many shellers scientific collecting while advocating for protection of aquatic life and threatened species. She is the founder of Facebook groups Shell Chasers, Cape Cod & the Islands Shell Chasers and A Club (for Albino collectors), based in Florida's Ten Thousand Islands and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Articles ›


Johanna Keene 🇮🇪

Johanna is a beachcomber, mudlark, and artist. Originally from the U.K., Johanna now lives in Ireland, teaching preschool and raising her two daughters. She relaxes through beachcombing, creating upcycled art, playing guitar, singing, and composing songs and poetry. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @jayforjohanna and see some her favorite finds at #LandfillIsNotTheEndOfTheStory. Articles ›


beach author

Candice Kemp 🇺🇸

Candice Kemp is a retired English teacher, who usually sits on the beach while her husband searches for beach or sea glass. She is inspired by his finds to create word images, and she enjoys crafting those seaside. She lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, a small town south of Lake Erie. Articles ›


Dawn Kiernan 🇺🇸

Dawn is a coroner by day and in her free time she recharges her batteries on the shores of Lake Michigan. She drives to the “North Coast” to collect beach glass and rocks from the Great Lakes. She likes standing on the shore of the Great Lakes and looking out, marveling at how you would never know it wasn’t an ocean, as the water touches the sky. She has a business called Tumbled by the Waves where she makes special beach-found pieces into jewelry. Articles ›


alaskan beachcomber

Lydia Kimball 🇺🇸

Lydia moved to gorgeous Alaska 12 years ago. She is an avid beachcomber and discovered this wonderful hobby about six years ago on Kodiak Island. She has found many treasures. She loves adventure and seems to experience quite a lot of it. Studying history is one of her delightful hobbies. She studied Political Science while in college. Researching retro/antique things is one of her passions. Articles ›


watercolor artist

Jessie King Regunberg 🇺🇸

Jessie is a painter, illustrator, and writer. Jessie loves working in miniature and is known for her still life paintings of beach treasures, florals, and miniature portraits. She enjoys using gouache and has recently begun painting with her iPad. She has several children’s books in the works and writes a blog of illustrated musings. Find her at jessiekingregunberg.com. Articles ›


Su Kirk

Su Kirk 🇺🇸

Su considers herself a “desert rat,” as she lived most of her life in Arizona. She left Arizona and found her way to Forks, Washington. Discovering the multitude of treasures that the beaches of the Pacific Northwest have to offer has left her with a deep desire to go beachcombing daily. She is artistic, with a Bachelor’s degree in Art from Northern Arizona University, and she sees art in virtually everything she encounters. Drawing from her artistic side, she creates unique jewelry and home décor. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram @seahag101. Articles ›


lainie australian beachcomber

Lainie 🇦🇺

Lainie says she’s just an Aussie beachcomber living her life by the sea. Since she was a little girl she has loved shells, and in the last 12 years, sea glass has caught her attention. However, these days she mainly picks up trash instead of treasures. You can see her finds and follow her on Instagram @lainiesbeachlife. Articles ›


richard lamotte

Richard LaMotte 🇺🇸

Richard LaMotte is the author of the award-winning book Pure Sea Glass and a sequel titled The Lure of Sea Glass. He was a co-founder and past-president of the North American Sea Glass Association. Richard lives and works in works in Chestertown, Maryland. Richard and his book have been featured in The Washington Post, on Martha Stewart Living TV, Coastal Living, Parade Magazine, Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, Delaware Beach Life, on NPR and Maryland Public Television. Articles ›


Louise Lauffer

Mary Louise “Wiesy” Lauffer 🇺🇸

Wiesy is a lifelong beachcomber and artist living in coastal Delaware with her husband, Carl. A retired Virgin Islands art educator, she creates jewelry, sea glass/stained glass work, and crafts with her extensive collection. More at virginseaglass.com or on Facebook at Virgin Islands Seaglass. Articles ›


Paul Lawson beach glass photographer

Paul Lawson 🇺🇸

Paul has had a dental lab for most of his adult life and he likes it a lot, but photography is where his passion lies. He purposely didn’t study any of the greats so he could develop his own style. He’s a natural experimenter and photography gave him a new set of tools to use.


Sarah Leavesley

Sarah Leavesley 🇺🇸

Sarah is a poet, fiction writer, journalist and photographer, who loves spending time on the beach—walking, reading, exploring. When life is hard, the open sky and water clean her mind and emotions. Articles ›


Marcus Lemasters

Marcus Lemasters 🇺🇸

Marcus is living the life. He’s only a short bike ride away from all the sand and sun he loves. Being a volunteer at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge allows for plenty of excuses for Marcus to hit the beach. "I have to make sure all that 'trash' is picked up, you know." Articles ›


mike ley

Mike Ley 🇺🇸

Mike is a retired engineer who spends his summers in Colorado and his winters in South Texas on the Gulf Coast. After 12 years of beachcombing, he has walked almost every inch of the 400 miles of coastline in the Lone Star State, both by himself and with his wife, Sandy, collecting sea beans and more. Articles ›


Megan T. Lierman 🇺🇸

Megan T. Lierman is a mom, wife, and lover of the ocean. As an interior designer, her love of color, texture and detail can be seen in photos of her travels. Megan can usually be found reading, traveling, or walking on beaches with the wind in her hair. Find her at @mlierman. Articles ›


scottish mudlark

Craig Lind 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Craig is a social anthropologist and former university lecturer, with over 20 years research and publishing experience. As a child, Craig developed a keen interest in mythology and history, which continue to drive him today. A specialist in material culture, Craig manages the Scottish Mudlarking YouTube channel, where his passion for film-making, guitar, and Scottish history and culture meet the world of beachcombing and mudlarking. Articles ›


Nicole Lind

Nicole Lind 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Nicole is a jewelry designer and founder of TiliabytheSea, where she creates unique and bespoke jewelry, inspired by carefully sourced and selected sea glass and pottery from the Scottish coast, Seaham, Spain, and Japan. She teamed up with her husband Craig to establish Scottish Mudlarking, a YouTube channel devoted to bringing you sights, sounds, and amazing historical finds from their beachcombing and mudlarking adventures. Follow Nicole on Instagram @tilia_bythesea, and shop at www.Tiliabythesea.com. Articles ›


Bill Lindsey bottle collector

Bill Lindsey 🇺🇸

Bill is the creator and author of the Society for Historic Archaeology’s and Bureau of Land Management’s Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information website and co-editor and co-author of the Society for Historic Archaeology’s book Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars: A Reader on Historic Bottle Identification. He retired from 30-plus years as a Rangeland Management Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and Nevada. Articles ›


ingrid lynch hawaiian beachcomber and jeweler

Ingrid Lynch 🇺🇸

Ingrid handcrafts jewelry inspired by the waves, sea creatures, and their patterns and textures. Ingrid beachcombs in Hawai’i, where she collects sea glass, shells, and sea pottery that she uses in her jewelry. Ingrid uses lost wax casting to create settings for beautiful pieces of sea glass. Learn more at www.tossedfoundjewelry.com and on Instagram @tossedfoundjewelry @ingridlynchseaglassjewelry. Articles ›


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Hali MacLaren 🇺🇸

Hali creates ocean inspired, heirloom-quality jewelry using found objects such as sea glass, stones, and shells. She has been teaching and selling her work local to the Mid-Atlantic for five years. HKM Jewelry gives back a portion of every sale to various ocean conservation and clean-up efforts worldwide Find Hali on Instagram @hkm_jewelry. Articles ›


richard macpherson

Richard MacPherson 🇺🇸

Richard MacPherson is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, and storyteller. For over three decades, he called Hawaii home and caught the beachcombing bug when he wasn’t teaching K-12 or writing his theater blog for the Honolulu Advertiser. Now he resides in Woodland Hills, California, and still keeps his head in the sand, because that’s where the sea glass is. Articles ›


Marina Malačić Maristella

Marina Malačić 🇸🇮

Marina is from the beautiful, small, European country of Slovenia. She lives in Ankaran, near the Adriatic Sea and home to a little hidden beach full of seashells. She is a college student, working full time making one-of-a-kind, beach-themed jewelry. Find her on Instagram and Etsy @maristella890. Articles ›


Rowena Marynissen Australian beachcomber

Rowy Marynissen 🇦🇺

Rowy lives in Australia. When she is not working in her job at a university assisting students, you’ll most likely find her at the beach, exploring. She loves to find marbles, stoppers, and beads and loves to create jewelry, such as pendants and bracelets with her beach finds and sea pottery. Find Rowy on Instagram @rowy_finds_sea_treasures. Articles ›


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Jeni Mawter 🇦🇺

Jeni is recently retired but not retiring, living at Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia. In 2019, she walked the Camino de Santiago French route solo, carrying her backpack, when she found her first piece of sea glass at Cape Finisterre in Spain and was hooked! Articles ›


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Heidi McCallum 🇩🇪

Heidi lives in Dresden, Germany and misses being by the sea. Yearly, she returns back to Scotland to beachcomb and collect sea glass with her children. Heidi loves to make jewelry with her sea glass, and she enjoys jogging, reading, and SUP boarding. Articles ›


Faith McCarthy

Faith McCarthy 🇺🇸

Faith is a lifelong birdwatcher and nature enthusiast and has been an intern for nonprofit Kent Island Beach Cleanups. She is also involved with Plastic Free QAC and works at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. Articles ›


mary McCarthy beachcomber

Mary T. McCarthy 🇺🇸

Mary is the owner of When’s Low Tide, Executive Director of The Beachcombing Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving an international collection of beachcombed finds, and Vice President and Education Chair of the North American Sea Glass Association. You can find her on Instagram @marytmccarthy when she’s not out in her kayak searching coastal landfills for beach-found candle containers. Articles ›


allie maccathren sea glass quilt artist

Allie McCathren 🇺🇸

Allie McCathren is a marine biologist and artist who lives in Tomball, Texas, with her three boys. She started quilting in 2018 using sea glass and the ocean as inspiration for her work. Now, she makes gorgeous art quilts for sale and has become a part of an amazing online community of beachcombers and art lovers. Find her on Instagram @exhaustedoctopus. Articles ›


tiffany meekins outer banks beachcomber

Tiffany Meekins 🇺🇸

Tiffany is a Hatteras Island native, wife, and mom of three boys. She is an avid beachcomber who combs the OBX beaches daily and loves to explore new beaches while traveling to surf competitions with her boys. She is a photographer and PACC-certified AIA appraiser specializing in depression-era glassware. Tiffany spends as much time as possible on the beach hunting for treasures, watching her boys surf, and capturing it all on camera. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram @OBXBeachcomber and her website OBX-Beachcomber.com. Articles ›


mary meinking chambers author

Mary Meinking 🇺🇸

Mary Meinking loves beachcombing with her husband Scott, no matter what body of water they are on. They even scour beaches near their home on the Iowa Great Lakes. When not beachcombing, Mary is a graphic designer and children’s book author. She has written 59 children’s books and dozens of children’s magazine articles. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, crafting, genealogy, and photography. Visit Mary’s website at MaryMeinking.com. Articles ›


Kate Messer 🇨🇦

Kate Messer lives in central Nova Scotia, Canada, which means amazing beaches full of beautiful sea glass are not far away. She goes to the beach with her beautiful border collie, Sam, to calm her soul and mind after the stress of working in emergency healthcare. The sounds of the waves and the quest of hunting for treasures brings peace—finding the occasional rare-color mermaid’s tear is an added reward! Articles ›


Michele Messick

Michele Messick 🇺🇸

Michele is an elementary school teacher, wife, and mother of two who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her love of the Chesapeake Bay, its history, and its beachcombing is shared with her husband Sean and closest friend, Melissa Lambertson. When not beachcombing, Michele enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family on the beach. Articles ›


Megan Mortimer 🇺🇸

Megan grew up in Toledo, Ohio beachcombing along Lake Erie. She studied Geology at The University of Toledo. Megan now lives in Pennsylvania, running a small business called Beach Bling Co. She shares her finds and promotes tourism throughout the Great Lakes region. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @RockDocMeg. Articles ›


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Toby Neal 🇺🇸

Award-winning, USA Today bestselling author Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Toby worked as a mental health therapist, a career that informs the depth and complexity of the characters in her stories. Toby’s memoir, Freckled: a Memoir of Growing Up Wild in Hawaii, has been widely praised. Kirkus calls Freckled, “an affecting and riveting chronicle...in a Hawaii long lost.” She pens memoirs under the name TW Neal and writes romance novels as Toby Jane. Learn more at tobyneal.net. Articles ›


Paula Newman

Paula Newman 🇬🇧

Paula of Peblsrock.uk lives in Seaham, England, and has been collecting sea glass since childhood. Seaham Beach has been the inspiration for The Legend of Mermaids Tears series and the Pocket Guide to Seaham Sea Glass, with companion guides planned for this year. Articles ›


Bernadette Noll 🇬🇧

Bernadette Noll is a writer, a mother, a maker, a thrifter, and a believer that everything we need already exists, we just need to ask and find it! She believes that we can consume less by sharing more and that creativity can be infused in everything we do. Born in New Jersey, the eighth child of nine, she has called Austin, Texas, home for the last 29 years. Find Bernadette on Facebook at @slowfamilyliving and on Instagram @reducereuseremake. Articles ›


Maxine Northam Aussie beachcomber

Maxine Northam 🇦🇺

Maxine grew up surrounded by the ocean on the Devonport Peninsula in Auckland, New Zealand, exploring the coast for sea glass and beach treasures, digging for old bottles & crafting jewelry from her finds. Find her on Facebook at Time and Tide – History, Seaglass & Treasure or on Instagram at @timeandtidenz. Articles ›


Gina Olkowski

Gina Olkowski 🇺🇸

Gina Olkowski has been collecting things on the Jersey shore since before she could walk. She and her accommodating husband plan vacations around sea glass and shell collecting to support her Saltwater and Sand business. She’s an educator by day, actress by night, and avid reader always. Find her on Instagram @saltwater.and.sand. Articles ›


Pauline O'Riordan

Pauline O’Riordan 🇮🇪

Pauline is a retired art teacher with two children, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, and has been involved in charity work all her life. She began beachcombing in her golden years and loves sharing her good fortune. Seeing her shards in their new homes gives her endless joy. Articles ›


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Isabella Ortiz-Villarelle 🇺🇸

Isabella is an eighth grader and avid beachcomber from Central New Jersey. Her favorite finds are Cape May diamonds and her favorite sea glassing trip was to Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California, where she watched her first West Coast sunset. Articles ›


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Rob Paden 🇺🇸

When not running a whitewater rafting company you can find Rob saltwater fly fishing, blue water sailing, or telling stories about St. Somewhere. While finishing his first novel he paused to write a couple of short stories. Rob enjoys life with wife Traci and dog Bean, someplace on Lake Chickamauga in Tennessee. Articles ›


Janet Payne 🇺🇸

Janet is grateful to walk the beaches of Cape May, New Jersey, everyday. She loves finding sea glass to create jewelry, and picking up beach trash along the way to fashion into fish and wreaths, bringing awareness to plastic pollution in our ocean. Find her at janetpaynejewelry.com and on Instagram @janetpaynejewelry. Articles ›


Jessye Pennington

Jessye Pennington 🇺🇸

Jessye is a social worker, busy mom, and lifelong beach enthusiast. With an MA in Intercultural Youth and Family Development, Jessye has found herself working and traveling across Europe, South America, and Southern Africa—dipping her toes in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. Jessye is interested in the interconnection of the health of our environment, communities, and individuals. These days, you can find her traversing the Oregon Coast, sharing her love for the ocean with her family. Articles ›


Danielle Perreault maine beachcomber

Danielle Perreault 🇺🇸

Danielle L. Perreault is Founder of The Sea Glass Center and is now on the board of The Beachcombing Center. She is the owner of The Deep Blue in Kennebunk, Maine, and has been featured in the books Sea Glass Crafts and The Lure of Sea Glass. Articles ›


Carolyn Pigford

Carolyn Pigford 🇺🇸

Carolyn lives in beautiful northwest Puerto Rico, where she finds simple pleasure in finding sea glass and using it to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Nothing makes her happier than working in her studio or deep down in the blue of the ocean. Find her on Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook. Articles ›


Jaime Prohaska

Jaime Prohaska 🇺🇸

Jaime Prohaska is a cold water sheller and YouTuber. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, she has lived in New England her entire life. She enjoys filming new beach adventures weekly for the Shelling with Plum Island Sea Cabin YouTube channel, educating viewers on cold-water shelling, snow shelling, marine life, and the nature in New England. She also enjoys nature photography. Find her on Instagram @Sea.Cabin. Articles ›


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Amy Darian Ramsey 🇺🇸

Amy is a creator and writer who teaches others how to make their lives more grounded and joyful through interaction with the natural world. She divides her time between Michigan and Oahu in Hawaii. She incorporates waterworn treasures into her life, art, and in her book Join the Joy. Learn more at join-the-joy.com. Articles ›


Jennifer Reed

Jennifer Reed 🇺🇸

Jennifer Reed got her BFA in metalsmithing from Edinboro University. In 1996 she started a sea glass-based business Relish, the first brick and mortar shop in the country built on sea glass. Relish focuses on custom, handmade beach glass jewelry and art by skilled metalsmiths. Jennifer is a founding member of NASGA and the promoter of the Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival. Articles ›


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Diana Reed-Martin 🇺🇸

Diana is a retired special needs teacher who lives in Colorado with her husband. An aspiring poet, she has a passion for nature writing. She has had an affinity for the sea since childhood and likes to walk the beach for hours looking for treasures. Articles ›


riley renfro

Riley Renfro 🇺🇸

Riley Renfro is a high school freshman who fell in love with the beach two years ago. She is the co-owner with her twin sister of the Esty shop heartofthesea1, where they sell handmade sea glass jewelry. Riley has beachcombed all over Florida, but the East Coast is her favorite. Find her on Instagram @heartofthesea1. Articles ›


Kim Roberts

Kim Roberts 🇺🇸

Kim Roberts is chair of the International Mermaid Museum Board of Directors. Kim, her husband Blain, and their daughter Carrie own Westport Winery Garden Resort, Ocean’s Daughter Distillery, and the Sea Glass Grill. She is an avid beachcomber, with an obsession with agates and mermaid tears. Articles ›


Carol Roche

Carol Roche 🇺🇸

Growing up on the Connecticut shores of Long Island Sound, beachcombing since a young child, Carol naturally became a naturalist. Holding a BFA in graphic design, her creativity has had many faces. Mom of four, “Moma” to six, Carol passes along her love for the sea to future generations. Articles ›


Sarah Rosenbaum

Sarah Rosenbaum 🇺🇸

Sarah was raised in Bonita Springs, Florida. Sarah graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and completed the Florida Master Naturalist Program at the University of Florida. Sarah is currently conducting shelling excursions as a guide in the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge with Treasure Seekers Shell Tours. She is pursuing a career in educational ecotourism in Southwest Florida and has recently become a U.S. Coast Guard commercially licensed Captain. Articles ›


Jane Ross Potter

Jane Ross Potter 🇺🇸 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Jane divides her time between coastal Maine and Scotland. Jane’s novel It Began with the Marbles provides a tragic backstory for why multi-colored, frosted sea glass is found on one beach in northeastern Scotland. The sequel, entitled It Continued with the Cowries, is scheduled for publication. Articles ›


Toni-maree Rowe 🇳🇿

Toni-maree lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where she volunteers for the Auckland War Memorial Museum. You can usually find her in the depths of the basement helping/hindering the archaeology department. Toni-maree’s other passions include archaeology, writing, storytelling, and long dog walks. Feel free to check out her blog at tmrowe.com for articles about archaeology, history, and stories from the past. Articles ›


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Nissa Rudh 🇺🇸

Nissa is a fish biologist living in coastal Oregon. She adventures with husband and three rescue dogs when she is unchained from her desk job! Nissa loves foraging for anything free (especially food), baking sourdough bread, spinning and knitting. Articles ›


Rebecca Ruger 🇺🇸

Rebecca Ruger is the Founder of Glassing Magazine, now Beachcombing, and the founder of the Buffalo Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. She is the mother of four (her greatest loves) and Brodie (her four-legged Vizsla) and lives in Western New York. Rebecca is the author of several Scottish Highlander Medieval series, available now and upcoming. Articles ›


Malcolm Russell 🇬🇧

Malcolm studied history at the University of Sheffield in his native UK. After a decade living in New York, he moved to London and reconnected with his passion for the past through taking up mudlarking. He is a volunteer with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, the world’s largest database of objects found by metal detectorists, field walkers, and mudlarks. Malcolm is the author of Mudlark'd: Hidden Histories from the River Thames. He posts his finds on Instagram @Mud_Historian. Articles ›


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Jason Sandy 🇬🇧

Jason is an American architect and author who lives in London, England. Beachcombing along the muddy banks of the River Thames, he has found historic artifacts, some of which are now on permanent display in museums around the United Kingdom. He is a member of the exclusive Society of Thames Mudlarks, author of Mudlarks: Treasures from the Thames, and co-author of Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London’s Lost Treasures. Find Jason on Instagram @jasonmudlark. Articles ›


Christina Sawka 🇯🇵

Australian born, Philippine raised, and now living in Japan. Christina has always loved the beach and all the gems it has to offer. She loves to learn about Japanese maritime antiques, glass and pottery design, and history. She is the founder of Reverse.Gem, a coastal lifestyle brand. Christina’s husband, Pete, is an American raised in Japan. He prefers ramune to 7up but Coke to Pepsi. Although denies being a beachcomber, he always finds the best stuff. He prefers to take his fishing rod when accompanying Christina on their long hikes on the beach with their two dogs. Articles ›


Jaime Sawczyn 🇺🇸

Jaime is a beachcomber from Northeast Florida. She served in the United States Army and has three boys, two of whom are currently following in her footsteps. Jaime has always loved being near the water and shares her passion for shelling, SUP, and beachcombing with her family and friends. When she’s not traveling on new adventures with her boys, out on her paddleboard, or combing the beaches on Florida’s Atlantic coast, you can find her capturing nature and her favorite beach finds with her camera. Articles ›


Lucia Scavotto 🇺🇸

Lucia enjoys gymnastics, volleyball, artsy things, reading, writing, Gilmore Girls and her cat, Pickle. She also speaks French. Lucia spends lovely summers swimming and surfing in Rhode Island. She dreams of traveling the world, beachcombing with her future puppy. Articles ›


Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

Jennifer Lonoff Schiff 🇺🇸

Jennifer is the author of the Sanibel Island Mystery series and an avid beachcomber. Learn more at www.ShovelAndPailPress.com. Articles ›


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Heike Schneider 🇩🇪

Heike has been a beachcomber since childhood, but as she lives in the middle of Bavaria, far from any coast, she relies on vacations to get to the beach. On a recent trip, she discovered beach glass at a river deep in the Bavarian forest. You can find Heike on Instagram at @mirovia13. Articles ›


Linda Schnell 🇺🇸

Linda is a mixed media artist with a lifelong fascination with the intersection between art and science. Her background in engineering and gemology influences the Pacific Northwest-inspired Sea Cairns crafted in Sammamish, Washington. She loves spending time with her family and searching for sea glass treasures around the world. Find Linda on Instagram and Facebook @seacairns. Articles ›


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Natalie Schriefer 🇺🇸

Natalie Schriefer loves to write about the outdoors. Her previous publications include pieces with Room magazine and MTV, as well as a poem about sea glass, anthologized by the Underground Writers Association. She received her MFA from Southern Connecticut State University. Articles ›


Alex Scott

Alex Scott 🇺🇸

Alex is a graphic designer, artist, and scientist with a focus on animal evolution and behavior. Alex works at Disneyland in Los Angeles. She worked at Scott Design and The Refinery Creative, making digital and print materials for Silicon Valley companies such as Adobe, Intuit, and Autodesk and entertainment clients in Los Angeles, including Netflix, Hulu, AMC, HBO, and Epix. As Studio Manager for celebrity photographer, Art Streiber, Alex worked with NBCUniversal, Comedy Central, Apple, Vanity Fair, Variety, GQ, EW, and Empire. Alex has degrees in Evolutionary Biology and Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University. Find her on LinkedIn. Articles ›


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Ben Scott 🇺🇸

Ben is a freelance writer and video editor who lives in Los Angeles. In addition to writing for the magazine, Ben produces all the Beachcombing videos. Ben has cinema studies and screenwriting degrees from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Find him on LinkedIn. Articles ›


Kevin Selkregg geologist

Kevin Selkregg 🇺🇸

A retired ceramic and refractory materials scientist, Kevin makes his home with his wife, Brigitte, in Buffalo, New York, not far from Lake Erie. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology from University of Florida and Virginia Tech, Kevin is more eager than ever to return to his first love of rocks. Learn more about Kevin and his rock décor pieces, which show the inner beauty of glacial rocks found on the Great Lake shores, on his website at glacialimpressions.com. Articles ›


Elaine Shea

Elaine Shea 🇺🇸

Elaine finds lovely frosted beach glass near her home in Montana. She also loves searching Lake Michigan, Boston’s North Shore, and other ocean spots, lakes, and rivers. She has two published poetry collections and feels blessed learning from her grandchildren. Articles ›


Kateryna Shelyhina

Kateryna Shelyhina 🇺🇦

Ukrainian artist Kateryna creates jewelry, accessories, and sculptures using sea glass and stained-glass techniques. Her pieces are in collections around the world, and her street art decorates sidewalks, parks, and beaches in her home city of Odessa. She is currently a refugee from the war in Ukraine living in Poland. See her work on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Reddit @SeaStainedGlass and on her website at SeaStainedGlass.com. Articles ›


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Rachel Shubin 🇺🇸

Rachel lives in Cape May, New Jersey, where she works as a freelance writer for the Cape May Star & Wave Newspaper, Ocean City Sentinel, Cape May Magazine, and LifeSavvy Media. Her passions include reading, chasing beach sunsets, and making polymer clay earrings for Piper + Pearl Co. Articles ›


Sharmon Simonetti 🇺🇸

Sharmon moved from New Jersey to Fort Myers, Florida, in 2019 and works for a medical device company. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and has always enjoyed photography and videography. Sharmon spends her free time at the beach or working on her passion project, the SWF Beach Life YouTube channel. Articles ›


Bernadette Skipper

Bernadette Skipper 🇺🇸

Bernadette is an Air Force veteran, mother, and art teacher. She has lived in Florida for over 26 years and loves finding seashells and beautiful sea glass on her beaches. You can find her leaving painted oyster shells on the beach for people to find, on Facebook running Florida’s East Coast Sea Glass Club, and on Instagram @BernadetteinFlorida. Articles ›


Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith 🇺🇸

Elizabeth Smith is a retired educator from Orlando, Florida, who now makes her home in the “Virgin Islands’ Best Kept Secret” St. Croix, USVI. When she is not hunting for sea glass and Chaney on the beaches and around plantation ruins, she is a creator/designer at Chaney Chicks & Island Gifts. Articles ›


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Christine Solorio 🇺🇸

Christine lives in Chicago where you can find her exploring the Lake Michigan shoreline for treasures. Her passions are collecting beach glass—especially marbles—along with beach photography and early-1900s bottles. You can find her on Instagram @chicitybeachgal. Articles ›


Carrie Sowden 🇺🇸

Carrie Sowden is the Archaeological and Research Director at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. She has researched shipwrecks and historic lake events across the Great Lakes for over 17 years. Articles ›


Machel Spence seashell artist

Machel Spence 🇺🇸

Machel Spence is a beachcomber, biologist, elementary and middle school marine biology teacher, photographer, and seashell artist from Seattle, Washington. Machel studied the Nautilus pompilius, the chambered or pearly nautilus. Articles ›


Maureen Stanley

Maureen Stanley 🇺🇸

Maureen is a Jersey Girl through and through. Her favorite beaches include Cape May and Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Maureen’s most prized beachcombing possession is a clay pipe from the 1600s crafted by William Evans, Bristol Pipe Maker, which she found in the muck on a Delaware beach. When she’s not beachcombing, Maureen writes about all things gluten-free at holdthegluten.com. Find her on Facebook and Instagram @holdthegluten. Articles ›


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Anita St. Denis 🇨🇦

Anita, a retired teacher in Ontario, spends her summers on the beautiful beaches of Prince Edward Island, Canada, where she grew up. She is a committee member of the PEI Mermaid Tears Sea Glass Festival. Collecting sea glass with her husband and family is a passion. Visit Anita at sourisbytheseaglass.etsy.com and norwesterseaglass.etsy.com. Articles ›


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Lucy Tapper 🇬🇧

Lucy is a British author and illustrator from Cornwall in the South West of England. She has spent a lifetime scouring beaches for treasures. When her daughter Holly found a sea marble, a family obsession with sea glass began, spawning the idea for her book The Ultimate Sea Glass Guide. Articles ›


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Tina Terry 🇯🇵

Tina is a military pilot whose work has taken her around the world including to Japan, California, and elsewhere. She enjoys beachcombing as a hobby and as a great way to recharge after a long work week. Find her on Instagram @tealbamboo.


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Lori-lee Thomas 🇨🇦

Lori-lee was born in Newfoundland, Canada. After receiving a degree in Fine Arts from Bishop’s University (Quebec), she found herself returning home. Lori-lee has been a beachcomber since childhood, and now as an artist, she finds herself inspired by the sea and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. She lives with her husband and two children in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. Find her on Instagram @lorileethomasart. Articles ›


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Shelley Thomas 🇨🇦

Shelley Thomas is a teacher, writer, and artist living in Atlantic Canada. A lifelong beachcomber, Shelley has a deep love and affinity for the ocean and the preservation of ocean creatures. Currently, she is completing work on a beachcombing memoir that covers a sabbatical year of treasure hunting on fabled shorelines around the world. Follow along at @washed_up_artist on Instagram and @Washed Up on Facebook. Articles ›


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Chera Thompson 🇺🇸

Chera Thompson held careers in travel and adult education. Her fiction has been published in numerous publications, and most recently, she co-authored a novel inspired by true events during the 70s, A Time to Wander. She lives with her husband south of Buffalo near Lake Erie. You can find her on road trips with her kids, wandering the beach, or at www.cherathompson.comArticles ›


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Glenn Tolle 🇺🇸

Glenn Tolle is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and singer based in Rochester, New York. Glenn is an avid beachcomber with a lust for beach glass, beach pottery, and fossils. Glenn mainly combs the shores of Lake Ontario, a lake he believes is underrated. Glenn can be found on Instagram @beachskull. Articles ›


Hugh Tranter

Hugh Tranter 🇦🇺

Hugh Tranter is a Sydney-based writer and historian. Following a 30-year career in public service, he is now pursuing his life-long interest in writing non-fiction history. He loves the beach and Sydney Harbour in particular. Sometime he hopes to join his eldest son on a West Coast-East Coast road trip in the USA. Articles ›


Jackie Trimper Mosaics

Jackie Trimper 🇨🇦

Jackie grew up in Prince Edward Island and lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been collecting sea glass her whole life and creating sea glass mosaic art for over ten years. As a retired psychologist, sea glass has become a hobby turned obsession, as she spends hours of her time creating art with sea glass. Find her online at JackieTrimperSeaGlass.com. Articles ›


Denise Troy

Denise Troy 🇺🇸

Denise is an avid sea glass collector whose collection includes gems from beaches in every corner of the world. Her company, Surfside Sea Glass Jewelry, features choice sea glass pieces in necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings, that she handcrafts in her New Jersey studio. Denise is the current Vice President of the International Sea Glass Association. Articles ›


Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame 🇺🇸

Dr. Lori Verderame is an author, internationally syndicated columnist, and award-winning artifacts expert on the History channel’s #1 hit treasure-hunting show, The Curse of Oak Island. With a Ph.D. from Penn State University and vast experience appraising art, antiques, and artifacts worldwide, Dr. Verderame is the director of www.DrLoriV.com, a resource for identifying art and artifacts. A world traveler and native of New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Verderame resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Articles ›


Maryann and Mark Wadiak

Maryann and Mark Wadiak 🇺🇸

Maryann and her husband Mark are New Jersey natives who recently retired to Arizona. They began beachcombing together about twelve years ago and love displaying their beach-found treasures. They are hoping to travel to new beach locations to meet fellow beachcombers and to add to their collection. Find them on Instagram @jerzeejemz. Articles ›


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Diana Watkins 🇺🇸

Diana lives in south Melbourne Beach, Florida, with her husband John. They both share a passion for beachcombing for sea glass and shells. They collect sand and antique uranium glass, make ocean-themed crafts and jewelry, and teach sea glass jewelry wire-wrap classes. Diana is the founder of the Sea Glass and Ocean Gems Symposium at the Barrier Island Center in Melbourne Beach, Florida, and founded Florida’s East Coast Sea Glass Club eight years ago. Articles ›


Mary Watley

Mary Watley 🇺🇸

Mary Watley lives with her husband and dog, Buddy, on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. Mary displays her sea glass and sea pottery in jars in her home, and her favorite pastime is searching for treasures from the sea, as often as she can. She uses odds and ends of antique glassware and repurposes them into new pieces of art, which she sells on Etsy at SouthernDixieGlass.etsy.com. Articles ›


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Elizabeth Wein 🇬🇧

Elizabeth writes historical fiction, and is best known for her World War II thriller and New York Times bestseller Code Name Verity (2012). Beachcombing is a natural extension of her fascination with the past. She lives in Scotland and holds both American and British citizenship. Learn more at www.elizabethwein.com. Articles ›


Deb Weissler 🇺🇸

Deb is an avid collector of sea glass, arrowheads, and fossils scattered along the lower Chesapeake Bay. When not walking the beaches with her Standard Poodle, Guinness, she is a freelance writer for a number of regional and hobbyist magazines in the U.S. and UK. Articles ›


John R. Weldon

John R. Weldon 🇺🇸

John currently resides on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington state with his wife, Laura, and daughter Pepper Ann. John is a retired 25-year major from the United States Air Force. His education includes Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees. John enjoys his retirement as a proud member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary at Cape Disappointment. He also substitute teaches in the Ocean Beach School District and life guards at Dunes Bible Camp.


Virginia Whitted 🇺🇸

Virginia is a wife, mother of three, artist, yoga teacher, and healer. Originally from Argentina, she taught special needs students for many years. By using reiki, she creates healthy routines to detox the mind and body. As one of the founders of Seaglass & Serenity, she combines yoga, the beach, and beachcombing into a perfect weekend retreat. Articles ›


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Dorrie Williams 🇺🇸

Dorrie is a third-generation beachcomber with California roots who, after raising her son, embraced nomadic RV living with her husband Mike. She’s always hunted agates with her family, but in 2019 found herself in Fort Bragg and started learning about sea glass. She loves photographing and sharing her finds. Now she lives in Santa Cruz County and is honored to donate her important fossil finds to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Articles ›


Kristen Williams @theseashellmermaid

Kristen Williams 🇺🇸

Kristen is an avid beachcomber who loves photographing her seashell finds. Known for her videos and photos on social media, Kristen has a passion for sharing education about seashells and sea life. She lives in Southwest Florida and travels frequently to the Outer Banks and other beaches in the United States in search of shells. Find Kristen on Instagram @theseashellmermaid, on TikTok @theseashellmermaid, and on Facebook @theseashellmermaid. Articles ›


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William Alex Winner 🇺🇸

Bill has led a very colorful life—surfing, doing metal art, and traveling through much of the U.S. and a few other countries playing drums in a rock and roll band. Bill has three sons and feels lucky to still be here after four good motorcycle wrecks. He inherited his mom’s collection of miniature shells in 2003 and felt compelled to keep all the little things together in his miniature shell shop. You can still find him scooting around on his Triumph Bonneville. Articles ›


Nicole Wise

Nicole Wise 🇺🇸

Nicole Wise loves sea glass: the colors, textures, and the sense that there is always treasure waiting to be found. A writer and editor, she lives on the Connecticut shoreline and enjoys traveling to beaches near and far. Lately she is playing with creative opportunities related to sea glass, both visual and literary. Find her on Instagram at @likeseaglass. Articles ›


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Kate Wiseman 🇬🇧

Kate lives in England and shares her time between writing, mudlarking, and teaching. Her novels for children and adults have been published in four languages, only one of which she actually speaks. Top of her mudlarking bucket list is a Bellarmine jug, also known as a witch bottle. Articles ›


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Maureen Wyer 🇦🇺

Maureen lives in Sydney, Australia. Her passion is sea glass and she finds most of her treasures when snorkeling. She likes to photograph her finds on the day and on the beach where they are found. Maureen is a preschool teacher who uses sea glass as a creative resource for learning and play. Find her photos on Instagram @seaglass.soul. Articles ›


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Roxie Zwicker 🇺🇸

New England’s Mystery Maven Roxie Zwicker and her company New England Curiosities offer tours, presentations, and special events based on New England folklore and mysterious history. Roxie is the author of eight books that delve into history, legends, lore, and New England sea glass. Learn more at newenglandcuriosities.com. Articles ›


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